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Wakodahatchee Wetlands  
When I visited the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, one of the first things that I noticed while trying to photograph the wildlife, is that there is so much wildlife that it's hard to get a picture of a critter by itself.
Baby Alligator and Softshell Turtle
Great Egret and Blue-winged Teal Ducks
Wakodahatchee Wetlands sign
I was watching baby alligators when a huge soft shelled turtle swam by. A Great Egret (AKA: White Heron) was wading with a precise stare stalking some tasty treat hidden from my view beneath the surface of the water while a pair of Blue-winged teal ducks swam past. I think the Great Egret found its snack:
Fishing Great Egret
Wakodahatchee Wetlands Boardwalk
Glossy Ibis
The Wakodahatchee Wetlands boardwalk takes you over the marshes, through the Fire Flag (tall plant with small purple flowers) and other wetland plants where you have a fabulous view of nature in all its splendor. There are shaded pavilions with benches so you can escape the Florida sun and listen to the amazing sounds of the wetland around you.
On one of my visits, I found the pavilion closest to the island full of Anhinga nests roped off with this raccoon sign:
...and of course, any time you're out enjoying nature, it's nice to know that you don't have to rough it too much; there is a clean restroom by the parking lot.
As I photograph the wildlife at the Wakodahatchee and other areas nearby, I put the best pictures of each creature I find on on my page about that creature. They're sorted into thumbnail pages by category, listed at the bottom of each page, so you can easily find the critters you like best. Check back once in a while because I add new photos frequently as I practice my camera skills and find new things out there.
    Wakodahatchee Web Site
If you want to see wetland birds, plants, reptiles, and even marsh rabbits, or enjoy a walk outside, the Wakodahatchee Wetlands is the perfect place to go.
    I've found that it's the best place around to practice bird photography; I've spent hours there, and am looking forward to many more. As the sun sets, the myriad wetland birds fly back to their nests and perches as fast as I can tweak my settings and take another sequence of pictures. Every time I go I see something new.
Here's my best shot at a rough map to help you find the Wakodahatchee Wetlands. While you're in the area, check out Green Cay.
The regulars at the park joke that the birds live at one wetland, and fly over to the other for lunch.
Raccoon Sign
Great Blue Herons Kiss
Wakodahatchee Wetlands sign
Map to Wakodahatchee
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Diving, Wading & Wetland Birds
Warblers & Little Birds
More Birds
Snakes, Lizards, and Slithery Critters
Squishy Bugs
Crunchy Bugs
More Creatures
Butterfly Nectar Plants
Butterfly & Moth Host Plants
Wetland plants
Lawn Weeds
Other Plants & Fungi
Shrub, Bush & Tree Sized Plants
Paper Folding: Origami Bird, Egg, and Nest
Paper Quilling: Snowflake Ornaments
Cut Paper Snowflakes
Butterfly Garden Basics
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